Microsoft Word 2003 Level 2 Intermediate

1 day

Course Overview

In the first course in this series, Microsoft Word 2003 Level 1, you gained all the basic skills that you need to create a wide range of standardized business documents. If you use Microsoft® Office Word 2003 on a regular basis, then once you have mastered the basic skills, the next step is to improve your proficiency. To do so, you can customize and automate the way Microsoft® Word 2003 works for you, and you can improve the quality of your work by enhancing your documents with customized Microsoft® Word 2003 elements. In this course, you will increase the complexity of your Microsoft® Word 2003 documents by adding components such as customized lists, tables, charts, and graphics. You will also create personalized Microsoft® Word 2003 efficiency tools.


Students should be able to use Microsoft® Word 2003 to create, edit, format, save, and print basic business documents that contain text, basic tables, and simple graphics. Students can obtain this level of skill by taking the following Systematix course Microsoft Word 2003 Level 1


You will add complexity to Microsoft® Office Word 2003 documents and create personalized efficiency tools in Microsoft® Word 2003.

Target student

This course was designed for persons who can create and modify standard business documents in Microsoft® Word 2003, and who need to learn how to use Microsoft® Word 2003 to create or modify complex business documents as well as customized Word efficiency tools. It will be helpful for persons preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams for Microsoft® Word 2003.

What’s next

Students who want to learn more advanced features can take Word 2003 Level 3 Advanced.

Course Outline

Managing Lists

  • Sort a List
  • Restart a List
  • Create an Outline Numbered List
  • Customize List Appearance

Customizing Tables and Charts

  • Sort a Table
  • Modify Table Structure
  • Merge or Split Cells
  • Position Text in a Table Cell
  • Apply Borders and Shading
  • Perform Calculations in a Table
  • Create a Chart from a Word Table
  • Modify a Chart

Customizing Formatting

  • Modify Character Spacing
  • Add Text Effects
  • Control Paragraph Flow

Working with Custom Styles

  • Create a Character or Paragraph Style
  • Modify an Existing Style
  • Create a List Style
  • Create a Table Style

Modifying Pictures

  • Set Picture Contrast or Brightness
  • Crop a Picture
  • Wrap Text Around a Picture

Creating Customized Graphic Elements

  • Draw Shapes and Lines
  • Insert WordArt
  • Insert Text Boxes
  • Create Diagrams

Controlling Text Flow

  • Insert Section Breaks
  • Insert Columns
  • Link Text Boxes

Automating Common Tasks

  • Run a Macro
  • Create a Macro
  • Modify a Macro
  • Customize Toolbars and Buttons
  • Add Menu Items

Automating Document Creation

  • Create a Document Based on a Template
  • Create a Document by Using a Wizard
  • Create or Modify a Template
  • Change the Default Template Location
  • Insert a MacroButton Field in a Template

Performing Mail Merges

  • The Mail Merge Process
  • Perform a Merge on Existing Documents
  • Merge Envelopes and Labels
  • Use Word to Create a Data Source